Newsletter – August

Meet Saeed Alnofeli, Director at in5

Saeed Alnofeli is the Director of in5 and joined the business incubator with a mandate to drive innovation across Dubai’s entrepreneurial ecosystem in 2020. He is responsible for supporting startups and members of the enabling platform by turning early-stage startups into commercially viable ventures.

With 15 years of commercial, telecommunications, technology, and command and control systems experience, Saeed’s unique skillset has enabled local firms to take their idea from concept to prototype to market.

Prior to joining in5, he worked with the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center as a Programs Manager where he trained, mentored and graduated over 100 startups at pre-seed and seed stage. As Co-Founder and CEO of tech startup Jamalytic, which has brought cutting-edge data analytics capabilities to the billion-dollar camel racing industry, Saeed has a track record of developing successful homegrown companies and fostering a culture of entrepreneurship in the UAE.

He holds a Master’s in Engineering Systems and Management with a specialisation in technology management, innovation and entrepreneurship from the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Security and Network Technologies from Zayed University.

Made in In5

On 15 July, in5 held a woodworking workshop, which was the first in its Made in in5 series of workshops. Mixed-ability attendees produced a wooden cardholder at the end of the day. in5 will be holding a Made in in5 workshop every month, with the sessions ranging from metalwork, laser cutting & 3D printing. Keep following us to learn more about all upcoming in5 events.

The in5 Prototyping Lab has tested an IoT used case

We live in a connected world and our products and projects often need to be connected wirelessly to services, devices or the internet itself. Finding WiFi access in Dubai is easy, but it becomes a real blocker when you’re using a lightweight IoT device like a microcontroller or a smart appliance, incapable of interactive access methods. However, with a hidden SSID access point we welcomed this technological addition in a used case at our in5 prototyping lab. We designed and made a system that counts people getting into the lab through the main door, announces the arrival or departure of visitors in the assistant’s office and also shows the current number of people in the lab on a big and colourful double digits seven segments display.

This initiative is another little step to make the in5 prototyping lab the ideal environment to develop useful and innovative applications based on digital fabrication, additive manufacturing, electronics, and microcontrollers.

Zofeur |Your Car, Our Chauffeur

An on-demand pay-per-minute driver services platform that can be used to book drivers at AED 0.80/min. Zofeur launched its iOS and Android Mobile App in July 2020 and attracted 2,600 sign-ups pre-launch and over 1,100 downloads within 12 days of launch. Corporates across Dubai have already started showing great interest in Zofeur services. Claim your introductory offer of AED20